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S14 Game 80, Highlanders (15) vs. Blues (40) (F/T)


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Super 14 on 10 May 2008 at 08:30
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The Highlanders return from their trip to South Africa to host the Blues who return from their trip to Australia.

Can the Highlanders make it successive wins?

Or will the Blues shoot to 4th on the log before the rest of the day’s matches?

Kick-off in Dunedin at 09:35 SA time.

Ref: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
TJs: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand), Keith Brown (New Zealand)
TMO: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)

Highlanders:
Starting XV:15 Paul Williams, 14 Glen Horton, 13 Aaron Bancroft, 12 Johnny Leota, 11 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 10 Mike Delany, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Craig Newby (captain), 7 Alando Soakai, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Hoani MacDonald, 3 Clint Newland, 2 Jason MacDonald, 1 Jamie Mackintosh.
Replacements: 16 David Hall, 17 Chris King, 18 Isaac Ross, 19 Steven Setephano, 20 Toby Morland, 21 Daniel Bowden, 22 Niva Ta’auso.

Blues:
Starting XV:15 Nick Evans, 14 David Smith, 13 Anthony Tuitavake, 12 Benson Stanley, 11 Rudi Wulf, 10 Isa Nacewa, 9 Taniela Moa, 8 Nick Williams, 7 Daniel Braid, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Troy Flavell (captain)/Kurtis Haiu, 4 Anthony Boric, 3 John Afoa, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock/Nick White.
Replacements: 16 Nick White/Tom McCartney, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Kurtis Haiu/Bryn Evans, 19 Justin Collins, 20 Danny Lee, 21 Isaia Toeava, 22 Ben Atiga.



24 Comments

  • SB picks for this round.

    I actually think I didn’t go big enough on this margin.

    Dive Pass Blues 5
    Ghost10 Blues 5
    blackshark Blues 6
    sharkboy Blues 6
    IceBabe Blues 6
    Debs Blues 6
    Sharkie Blues 7
    Pissant Blues 7
    shark_time Blues 7
    Ollie Blues 8
    Western Sauce Blues 8
    namboer Blues 9
    fattmann Blues 10
    Kandas Blues 10
    Nita Blues 10
    Sinbinners Blues 10
    Salmo Blues 10
    Lylmik Blues 11
    Hmmm Blues 11
    Wehan Blues 12
    SauronShark Blues 12
    bryce_in_oz Blues 12
    SeaShark Blues 14
    Villie Blues 14
    robdylan Blues 15
    KSA Kette Blues 15
    shark-tank Blues 15
    PaarlGimmie Blues 16
    Sandshark Blues 17
    Fatality Blues 17
    Whindy Blues 18

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.05.08 08:35:10 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • The Highlander cracks me up… it’s cold here in Melbourne… I can only imagine how cold it is down there… particularly without a shirt on :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.05.08 09:35:45 by bryce_in_oz Reply
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  • Blues by 22 if you ask me. They have no other option than getting a 5 pointer tonight. Considering their track record in the past years, I am sure that they zill get it.

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.05.08 09:48:16 by Barag Reply
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  • Half time: Blues 26 – 3 Highlanders.
    Try: Evans (2) Wulf + kicks…

    Blues are on track for bonus point win.

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.05.08 10:22:14 by Barag Reply
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  • Thanks Barag.

    Seems our regular commentator has an Internet problem ;)

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.05.08 10:23:02 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Evans is making some folks at the Stoop pretty happy right now. Wish he was still in my Fantasy League team….

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.05.08 10:24:21 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • it’s 26-10 now… Landers try

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.05.08 10:50:29 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • and another. 26-15

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.05.08 10:55:21 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • we need the Blues to win here… cos if they don’t, they’ll have nothing to play for next week

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.05.08 10:56:04 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • ok – 33 -15 now. Tuitavake scores the BP try for the Blues!

    Go the JAFA Junta :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.05.08 11:00:16 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • still about 15 to go…

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.05.08 11:05:23 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • 66 The Blues have a scrum near half way and their backs race into the Highlanders defence – Nacewa is full of trickery as he looks to get one of his backs through the line. The Highlanders turn it over and run and then punt it down field. The Highlanders win their own line-out and barge away not far from the ruck – the ball is extremely slow for the Highlanders.

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.05.08 11:05:59 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • 70 The Highlanders run it from their own scrum but are pushed out into touch. The Blues lose their own line out and the highlanders spin it out – the Blue slow it down buts it’s still a highlanders ball – they inch closer and closer keeping it amongst the forwards – they get a penalty as the Blues go over the top of the ruck. The Highlanders opt for the line-out – they secure the ball but lose ground only to get another penalty and go for another line-out.

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.05.08 11:14:11 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • 74 Yellow Card – King gets yellow for slowing the ball down in the ruck.

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.05.08 11:14:51 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • 78 Try – David Smith intercepts the ball on his own 22. He has too much pace and runs 80 metres for the try.

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.05.08 11:19:33 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Bit of a yawn… bummed the Stormer’ game is so late/early here…

    S H A R K S!

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.05.08 11:20:03 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • 79 Conversion

    40-15… will that be the final score?

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.05.08 11:20:04 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • not shouting for the Bulls anymore, Bryce? ;)

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.05.08 11:21:00 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • The who? :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.05.08 11:24:00 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • all over rover… log updated. Blues 4th, for now.

    Whindy takes the bonus, but no margin.

    I’m off to help a friend paint. Later

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.05.08 11:25:42 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • “I’m off to help a friend paint”

    Still ‘moon’lighting as a nudist eh :?:

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.05.08 11:32:04 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • 21 :mrgreen:

    Seems you are carrying on where you left off last night.

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.05.08 11:44:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Highlanders – Blues: 15-40

    I had put in a bet for +22, finished on +25… :eek:

    Blues stay on the prowl for the semis with a strong performance. They still have plenty to play for so Hurricanes vs Blues will be a massive showdown. A real Quarterfinal!!! The way the teams are playing, the Blues could still trounce the Hurricanes by 12 (to negate the +23 points difference) and pass them on the ladder on 40 points. Will that be sufficient to qualify? An extra bonus point for either team could get them to 41 which will likely qualify.

    http://testrugby.blogspot.com/2008/05/round-13-results-and-thoughts-updated.html

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.05.08 15:55:56 by Barag Reply

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  • Bis is back on!

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.05.08 16:01:41 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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